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  • OPINION

    Future Forward Party -- whose future?

    News, Published on 01/11/2018

    » Branding itself as a choice for first-time voters, both the "red" and "yellow" middle-class Thais who are tired of the military regime and colour-coded conflicts, the newly formed Future Forward Party is by far one of the most prominent parties in Thai politics.

  • OPINION

    The kids are all right

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/10/2018

    » <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> is no slapped-together concert song. It wasn't made, so much as crafted. The accusatory lyrics are set against the shameful, hovering background of the 1976 dictators' massacre at Thammasat University. The rap song's finale brings the background image of the hanged, beaten student to the front of the picture, before fading out to the hopeful message, "All people unite".

  • OPINION

    Humour best weapon against strongmen

    News, Published on 13/02/2017

    » When Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square to protest against the regime of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, they brought with them a sense of humour -- a weapon of fun against the guns and tear gas of the military. They carried cartoons, sang parodies and renamed the central garbage heap after one of the president's agencies.

  • LIFE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • LIFE

    A Thai hero's remarkable contributions get an airing

    Life, Published on 04/03/2016

    » Next Wednesday will be the centennial of the late Puey Ungphakorn, known as the founding father of modern Thai economy and recently named by UNESCO as one of the world's most important people for his "impeccable ethics".

  • OPINION

    Songster Nitipong's appeal to 'Thainess' backfires

    News, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Published on 14/08/2014

    » Nitipong Hornak, nicknamed "Dee", is one of the most famous composers Thailand has produced in the past few decades. From wrenching modern love songs to upbeat, high-energy tunes, his music is popular among new and old generations. Undoubtedly, Nitipong has earned a place as a well-respected figure in the music industry.

  • THAILAND

    Let the people write their own histories, govt told

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 06/10/2014

    » History may be written by the victors but the current government should allow different people to retell their histories as it may help fix conflicts without violence, a seminar was told yesterday.

  • THAILAND

    Muslim Thai youths reject 'rigid' Islam

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 26/09/2014

    » Young generations of Thai Muslims are rejecting conventional and rigid interpretations of Islam, academics have claimed.

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